News briefs for Nov. 10
The Boys and Girls Club of Craig is hosting another play day from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. The school district will provide transportation to the club. Boys and Girls Club members can ride their regularly assigned buses in the morning, but parents will be responsible for picking up their children in the afternoon. The play day is open to all members of the club at no charge (nonmembers can call the number below for more information). Snacks will be provided, but children need to bring their own lunches.
Members also should be aware that the Boys and Girls Club will be closed to all activities from Nov. 24 to 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
For more information, call Rob Winn at 826-0411.
Anglers round table
to discuss regulations
The Colorado Division of Wildlife will be hosting an anglers round table meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Carpenter Ranch, three miles east of Hayden. The main agenda is to solicit comments from anglers about fishing regulations. The DOW also will give brief summaries of recent fish management activities in the area. All are invited to attend; refreshments and snacks will be served.
The Colorado Wildlife Commission reviews statewide fishing regulations every five years and is about to begin the review process for the next five-year period (2006-2010). The meeting is an opportunity for anglers to have input on fishing regulations before they are put into place. Comments and suggestions from the meeting will be compiled for an initial presentation to the Wildlife Commission in March 2005.
For more information, call Bill Elmblad at 255-6187.
Caregiver classes offered to handle holiday stress
The Visiting Nurse Association and the Alzheimer’s Association are offering classes to help those who have lost loved ones or who are caregivers to their loved ones get through the holidays.
“Handling Holiday Stress” is offered by the Alzheimer’s Association and is a class to help caregivers enjoy the holidays with their loved ones. It is a free program and will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Sand Rock Ridge Care and Rehab, 943 W. Eighth Drive.
The VNA offers “Getting Through the Holidays,” a free class to help those who have lost a loved one deal with the stress of the holiday season. The class will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 in the VNA Building, 745 Russell St., in the Silver Room.
For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 824-3985 or the VNA at 824-8233.
Self-help housing comes to Hayden and Oak Creek
Hands On Housing, a self-help housing program sponsored by the U.S.D.A. and the Yampa Valley Housing Authority, will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the U.S.D.A. Rural Development Office in the Country Mall, 356 Ranney St., Suite 20. The program seeks families or individuals interested in building and owning their own homes in Hayden or Oak Creek. Call the Yampa Valley Housing Authority at 870-0167.
VNA has flu vaccines
for uninsured children
The Visiting Nurse Association is offering vaccines for children from 6 months to 2 years old, children at least 6 months old who have any chronic medical disorders and children who are household contacts of a person younger than 6 months old. The vaccine can be provided only to children who have health insurance that does not pay for vaccines, who have no health insurance, are enrolled in Medicaid or are American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The service is offered as part of the “Vaccines for Children” program. To make an appointment or for more information, call 824-8233.
Buy books by the pound at used-book fair in mall
Friends of the Library is sponsoring a used-book sale at Centennial Mall where books will be available for 50 cents a pound. The sale will start at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday and will be open until 5 p.m. both days. Another book sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12. Call 824-5116.
2-1-1 service available
on Saturdays, Sundays
FirstCall, Northern Colorado’s 2-1-1 Call Center, has expanded their hours of operation to include Saturday and Sunday, giving callers access to community information from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the weekend. Callers also can reach FirstCall from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays FirstCall’s database and services also are available online 24 hours a day at http://www.firstcall211.org.
FirstCall’s mission is to enhance the lives of people in the region by providing timely, accurate and caring community resource information and referral to community members and non-profit organizations.
All calls are confidential and free of charge in Routt and Moffat counties by dialing 2-1-1 (or 866-485-0211).
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Next week, Colorado Northwestern Community College and Moffat County are hosting a free day-long seminar for local ranchers and agriculture producers.